Symphonic Hits Featured in Houston Symphony's Pops Knockouts Concert
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The last date listed for Pops Knockouts: Greatest Symphonic Hits was Sunday March 20, 2011 / 7:30pm.
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Conductor Michael Krajewski, the Symphony and the Chorus invite you to an evening of the greatest symphonic hits of all time. Hear favorite melodies like Pachelbel’s Canon and Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Greensleeves. You’ll be on the edge of your seat with excitement for O Fortuna from Carmina Burana and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, and dream to Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker. All these and much more at this concert of classical music you know and love!
Michael Krajewski, Conductor
Much in demand across the United States and Canada, Michael Krajewski delights concertgoers with his imaginative and entertaining programs and his wry sense of humor. Audiences leave his concerts smiling, remembering the evening’s music and surprises. Maestro Krajewski joined the Houston Symphony as principal pops conductor at the beginning of the 2000-01 season. His fans especially enjoy his “Star Spangled Salute” at Miller Outdoor Theatre and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, and the Houston holiday tradition, Very Merry Pops.
Krajewski also serves as principal pops conductor of the Jacksonville and Atlanta Symphony Orchestras. He previously held principal pops conductor positions with the Long Beach, New Hampshire and New Mexico Symphonies. As a guest conductor, he has performed with the Boston Pops and the Hollywood Bowl orchestras, and has appeared with symphonies across the U.S., including those of Baltimore, Dallas, Detroit, Minnesota, Phoenix, St. Louis, San Antonio, San Francisco and more. In Canada, he has led Ottawa’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, as well as the Edmonton and Winnipeg symphonies.
Krajewski has performed with an eclectic group of artists including Sir James Galway, Marilyn Horne, Alicia de Larrocha, Roberta Flack, Judy Collins, Art Garfunkel, Al Hirt, Cab Calloway, The Kingston Trio, Ben E. King, Mary Wilson, Patti Austin, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Canadian Brass and Pink Martini. With degrees from Wayne State University and the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Krajewski furthered his training at the Pierre Monteux Domaine School for Conductors. He was a Dorati Fellowship Conductor with the Detroit Symphony and later served as that orchestra’s assistant conductor.
Michael Krajewski lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife, Darcy. When not conducting, he enjoys travel, photography, jogging, bicycling and solving The _New York Times _Sunday